Glen Braget examines Minnesota's role in the development of professional wrestling in this original 13-part series.

Independent Pro Wrestling In Minnesota with Gary Littlewolf

Independent Pro Wrestling In MN,Pioneer by GlenBraget on August 26, 2013

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On this edition, current Northern Minnesota Indy Wrestler Gary Littlewolf.

Independent Pro Wrestling In Minnesota with Cuddles Anderson

Independent Pro Wrestling In MN,Pioneer by GlenBraget on August 26, 2013

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On this edition former ladies midget professional wrestling and Thief Riverer Falls native Marilu Walker aka Cuddles Anderson.

Originally from Thief River Falls, Minnesota, Cuddles lived a normal life as Marilu Walker through her teens. She was born and raised in TRF and went to elementary and secondary school there. She had no interest in wrestling and never attended shows. In fact, lady wrestlers were banned in Minnesota. In her late teens, she attended business school in Minneapolis and it was while she was there that she attended a few matches with her friend and got the opportunity to get into pro wrestling. She was trained by legendary midget wrestlers Sky Low Low, Little Brutus, Cowboy Lang and Little Beaver.

From there, Cuddles worked in Detroit for promoter Jack Britton and later worked all over the United States and Canada in the 1960’s and 70’s before retiring in the early 1980’s.

Independent Pro Wrestling In Minnesota with Cal Wittner

Independent Pro Wrestling In MN by GlenBraget on August 26, 2013

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On this edition, Northern Minnesota Indy wrestler and Promoter with Northern Star Entertainment Cal Widowmaker Wittner.

Independent Pro Wrestling In Minnesota with Tony DeNucci

Independent Pro Wrestling In MN,Pioneer by GlenBraget on August 26, 2013

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On this edition longtime independent pro wrestler and promoter of MN Indy the American Wrestling Federation Tony DeNucci.

Tony DeNucci is a 23 year veteran of professional wrestling, who has competed for the WWE, WCW, USWA, Steel Domain Wrestling, and AWA. Today, DeNucci wrestles under his own American Wrestling Federation banner, promoting shows in Minnesota.

Independent Pro Wrestling In Minnesota with Sammy Savard

Independent Pro Wrestling In MN,Pioneer by GlenBraget on August 26, 2013

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On this edition, Roseau, Minnesota born Indy wrestler Bulldog Sammy Savard. Savard has been wrestling for several Midwest indy pro wrestling organizations including the AWF, Heavy on Wrestling, Northern Outlaw Wrestling, and more. He has also worked for the WWE and ECW.

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